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Ollie
Newcastle, Australia

Monkeys is the best

Review of Monkeys Resort
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 Jan 2024
Our 2 week trip was epic. The accommodation is superb with your own huge bed. and with the cool island breezes or the quiet ceiling fans there is little need for the aircon. I just slept straight through to the morning every night helped by being surfed out every day. This place is a wave magnet and the selection of go to spots is primo. Monkeys you can see from your bungalow, the prevailing conditions just seem to favour this wave (I love it). Other options are close by and my new favourite wave is Bojos just fantastic when the wind turns. The fishing, the sunsets the list goes on, its a dream.
Amazing location, great food and a special thanks to the fantastic staff who make it all happen in such a remote, idyllic and special place. - Ollie
Date of stay: June 2023
Room Tip: Pack a wide brim surf hat!
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

I’ve done 2 trips to Monkeys and am on my way back for number 3. It’s a fabulous land based resort with really comfortable and spacious villas. The food is plentiful and delicious, the staff are warm and attentive and its all in all a great experience. The wave out front is first class but approachable with something for everyone and there are plenty of other options a short boat ride away. Crowds were small.

Room tip: get in early and take a friend!
Date of stay: August 2023
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Thank redrashy63
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

Epic resort with amazing waves. Resort experience was excellent with great food, comfortable modern accommodation, fishing and friendly staff. Endless uncrowded wave options that accommodate different wind directions and swells.
Highly recommended.

Date of stay: November 2023
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Thank Rowan S
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

I’ve been to monkeys on 3 occasions and stayed for a total of 60 days. I have gone off, shoulder and peak season. The wave out the front is exceptional. Nearby excursions are a treat. Fishing by trolling sushi entree. Meals perfect photos amazing. Each cabin had 2 double beds great by yourself.

Room tip: I recommend off season less crowds
Date of stay: June 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023 via mobile

We have just returned from our trip to monkeys and have been left with mixed thoughts.
The ‘resort’ started to feel more like a camp by day 3. We were not aware that the only surf you could get to yourself was at 6am or after 3.30pm due to all the other local land base camps and charters having arrangements. Beach breaks were advertised and paddle out to monkeys break any time but this was not allowed due to safety concerns.
We had many minor issues from the start which continued throughout our stay. These including motor issues on the transfer to resort, coffee machine down after two days, then a continuation of stock running out every day. It was basically all smoke and mirrors.
Obviously there are some internal issues going on with management and staff which was obvious and extremely unfortunate.
The local staff working at the camp should be commended! Especially Opi, my little fishing buddy Edie and yoyo who gave us so many laughs. Our host Jimmy that looked after our group went above and beyond to make sure we were safe and happy every day and was working had to provide us with what he could within his controlled guidelines.
To top it all off, both my husband and son got bed bugs 😏

Date of stay: June 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 September 2021

Monkeys is an amazing place. I've been on many a surf trips to all parts of the world. The waves are awesome and diverse. The food is great. The accom is so relaxing. Seriously I cant recommend this place enough.

Room tip: All the bungalows are equally brilliant.
Date of stay: October 2020
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